By Timothy V. Rasinski and Jerry Zutell
The two activities in this lesson go hand in hand. Word Origins Notebooks may be constructed by students independently, then students may work together to create a visual representation of their notebooks in the form of a Word Origins Map!
What are they?
• In a Word Origins Notebook, students work over time gather and organize interesting and valuable information about vocabulary words within and across subject areas. They help to make words and their meanings easier to remember. Notebook entries are periodically perused by the teacher and shared with the class.
• A Word Origins Map is a poster that displays the connections between words that have come into English from other languages and the locations of their origins. Building a map provides a visual representation of student findings, and increases memory for vocabulary words and the concepts they represent. This activity supports and extends the building of Word Origins Notebooks!
Includes complete how-tos, examples, a resource page with sources for word origins and expressions, and ways to expand each lesson!